While Arsenal fans were plunged into the depths of despair yesterday after the ill fated 14 minute flight to face Norwich City, with our star man Alexis Sanchez picking up the hamstring injury, Laurent Koscielny limping off with a painful hip problem and Arsene Wenger revealing that Cazorla had finished the game on ‘one leg’, it is now looking a little bit brighter.
Those three extra injuries made it 10 first team players in the Arsenal treatment room, as you can see Just Arsenal´s dedicated injury page, and suggested that the same old problems are coming back with a bang but as early as last evening the news was getting better. As reported by Squawka.com, the Arsenal boss gave a positive update on two of the crocked Gunners, with Koscielny and Cazorla both expected to be fit to play against Sunderland this weekend.
Wenger said, “Cazorla and Koscielny should be fine for next week.”
That would be great of course, but many Arsenal fans are understandably more concerned about our Chilean star. We are still waiting to hear the news from the medical scans but it certainly appears to be a hamstring issue and that usually means anything from a couple of weeks for a minor one to almost two months for a really bad one.
But I am keeping optimistic, because we are talking about a bit of a miracle man here. Alexis has proved over and over again that his body is not like other people’s. He had that problem after a Chile game recently that his national manager was worried about and played a full 90 minutes a few days later. He comes back from a long haul international break and plays with the energy of an excited springer spaniel.
So is there any reason for us not to think his recovery from this latest setback will be any less remarkable?